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Legacies of Violence: History, Society, and the State in Sardinia
Legacies of Violence: History, Society, and the State in Sardinia
By Antonio Sorge

In Legacies of Violence, Antonio Sorge examines highland Sardinia’s long history of resistance to outside authority and the effects that a history of violence exercises on collective representations.

Available Jun 2015
Love Stories: Language, Private Love, and Public Romance in Georgia
Love Stories: Language, Private Love, and Public Romance in Georgia
By Paul Manning
In this fascinating ethnography, Manning recreates the story of how the private, secretive practices of young people in a corner of Georgia became a matter of national interest, concern, and fantasy.
Available May 2015
Milanese Encounters: Public Space and Vision in Contemporary Urban Italy
Milanese Encounters: Public Space and Vision in Contemporary Urban Italy
By Cristina Moretti

Milanese Encounters examines how the acts of looking, recognizing, and being seen reflect social relations and power structures in contemporary Milan.

Available Apr 2015
Looking Back, Moving Forward: Transformation and Ethical Practice in the Ghanaian Church of Pentecost
Looking Back, Moving Forward: Transformation and Ethical Practice in the Ghanaian Church of Pentecost
By Girish Daswani

Looking Back, Moving Forward investigates the embodied practices, interpersonal relationships, and moments of self-reflection in the lives of members of the Church of Pentecost in Ghana and amongst the Ghanaian diaspora in London.

Available Apr 2015
The Land of Weddings and Rain: Nation and Modernity in Post-Socialist Lithuania
The Land of Weddings and Rain: Nation and Modernity in Post-Socialist Lithuania
By Gediminas Lankauskas

Based on more than a decade of ethnographic research, The Land of Weddings and Rain examines the components of the contemporary urban wedding in post-socialist Lithuania.

Available Jan 2015
In Light of Africa: Globalizing Blackness in Northeast Brazil
In Light of Africa: Globalizing Blackness in Northeast Brazil
By Allan Charles Dawson

In Light of Africa explores how the idea of Africa as a real place, an imagined homeland, and a metaphor for Black identity is used in the cultural politics of the Brazilian state of Bahia.

Published Oct 2014
Culturing Bioscience: A Case Study in the Anthropology of Science
Culturing Bioscience: A Case Study in the Anthropology of Science
By Udo Krautwurst

Charting the rise and fall of an experimental biomedical facility at a North American university, Culturing Bioscience offers a fascinating glimpse into scientific culture and the social and political context in which that culture operates.

Published Aug 2014
The Force of Family: Repatriation, Kinship, and Memory on Haida Gwaii
The Force of Family: Repatriation, Kinship, and Memory on Haida Gwaii
By Cara Krmpotich

Over the course of more than a decade, the Haida Nation triumphantly returned home all known Haida ancestral remains from North American museums. The Force of Family is an ethnography of those efforts to repatriate ancestral remains from museums around the world.

Published Apr 2014
Remembering Nayeche and the Gray Bull Engiro: African Storytellers of the Karamoja Plateau and the Plains of Turkana
Remembering Nayeche and the Gray Bull Engiro: African Storytellers of the Karamoja Plateau and the Plains of Turkana
By Mustafa Kemal Mirzeler

Since the 1990s, Mirzeler has travelled to East Africa to apprentice with storytellers. Remembering Nayeche and the Gray Bull Engiro is both an account of his experience listening to these storytellers and of how oral tradition continues to evolve in the modern world.

Published Apr 2014
Truth and Indignation: Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools
Truth and Indignation: Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools
By Ronald Niezen
Truth and Indignation offers the first close and critical assessment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission as it is unfolding.
Published Oct 2013